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Post May 10 2008, 11:50 AM
Kathleen65
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Posts: 5
My partner and I are getting bands and on the bands is enscribed
gra anois agus go deo. I really need how to appropriately say this for the ceremony. Can someone help please?
Thanks so much.
Katie

 
Post May 10 2008, 12:56 PM
DoireTrasna
Aistritheoir Cíocrach
 
Posts: 15335
I hope you are going to spell grá properly; without the accent, it is not only misspelled, but meaningless

Post May 10 2008, 15:04 PM
An Treasach
Scéalaí Mór
 
Posts: 2161
I second DoireTrasna's advice, and it's pronounced like graa a-NISH UH-giss guh JAW

Post May 10 2008, 15:41 PM
Dun Chaochain
Laoch na nGael
 
Posts: 506
An Treasach wrote:I second DoireTrasna's advice, and it's pronounced like graa a-NISH UH-giss guh JAW


If you live in the north, Treasach's post is spot on.

For a west pronunciation, try: GRAW uh-NISH ah-guhs guh JOH.

Any of these will be fine.

Post May 10 2008, 19:28 PM
Pwyll2
Giostaire
 
Posts: 3070
Dun Chaochain, it's ok to say that Treasach's pronunciation is Ulster, but yours is not really a Connemara one :wink: : in Connemara native speakers don't pronounce deo as JOH, but rather DYOH (or DZOH) :wink:
Is fearr Gaeilg chliste ná Gaeilg bhriste

Learn the sounds of Irish here: http://loig.cheveau.ifrance.com/irish/i ... ounds.html & http://annexedicoirlfr.ifrance.com/

Post May 11 2008, 2:36 AM
Dun Chaochain
Laoch na nGael
 
Posts: 506
Pwyll2 wrote:Dun Chaochain, it's ok to say that Treasach's pronunciation is Ulster, but yours is not really a Connemara one :wink: : in Connemara native speakers don't pronounce deo as JOH, but rather DYOH (or DZOH) :wink:


I'm guessing that OP will be a lot closer to a Connacht sleder D with a J than with a DY or a DZ. Perhaps you'd be happier with a 'DJ'? At any events, trust me that I don't J my slender Ds in real life.

Post May 11 2008, 6:12 AM
Bearn
Laoch na nGael
 
Posts: 799
There is only man here I trust when it comes to sounds, and he is IPA certified :wink:
Tír gan seacláid, tír gan anam!

Post May 11 2008, 6:13 AM
Redwolf
Ard-Banríon na Ráiméise
 
Posts: 57599
Bearn wrote:There is only man here I trust when it comes to sounds, and he is IPA certified :wink:


And trills like Speedy Gonzales, I imagine.

Redwolf

Post May 11 2008, 8:09 AM
Bearn
Laoch na nGael
 
Posts: 799
I thrill to da trill!
Tír gan seacláid, tír gan anam!

Post May 11 2008, 9:38 AM
Caffler
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Posts: 15733
Bearn wrote:There is only man here I trust when it comes to sounds, and he is IPA certified :wink:


oh that's far too narrow a certification in my opinion :twisted:
Get the Ræliksen CD here
éist leis an gceol

tá sult na saoirse i gcló na gcrann
is grá don tsúil a fiaradh,
tá dúil sa rud tá casta cam
is gráin don bhog is don díreach.


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